A broad landscape shot of windmills in farm fields with a truck driving by

Sustainability for a Better Planet

The positive actions we take and innovations we make at Kohler stem from our belief that our best can (and must) always be better. We believe we can leave the world a better place for future generations and are committed to doing the best we can to reduce our environmental impacts including net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and zero waste to landfill across global operations, developing energy- and water-saving products, and unlocking consumer adoption of more environmentally friendly products.

Unlocking the Adoption of Sustainable Building Practices

Key Sustainable Construction Solutions Discussed with Esteemed Panelists at 2023 Greenbuild Conference

Key Takeaways from Kohler Sustainability Leaders at Climate Week

Each year, Climate Week NYC and the United Nations General Assembly host conversations with global leaders to address the critical issues facing the world today.

Design for Environment

Kohler is proud to be part of the conversation about the urgency for solutions to address the climate crisis. As a manufacturer, we have a role to play in the development and design of products that delight consumers but also take into consideration their impact on the environment. Learn more about what “Responsibility of Design” means for Kohler and the architects and designers we work with as we innovate solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Responsibility of Design

Responsibility of Design means being thoughtful about how our products impact the world we live in and respond to the ways it’s changing. Learn more from Kohler’s official Climate Week NYC event about our industry’s growing role and how we can partner with architects and designers for a better planet.

Kohler’s Innovative Approach to Design Recognized by Fast Company

Kohler associates are continually expanding the limits of what’s possible with design. These efforts were recently recognized by Fast Company for their 2022 Innovation by Design Awards, where Kohler was recognized across six categories, including an honorable mention in the Design Company of the Year category.


Applying nature’s waste-free cycles to our processes, the WasteLAB transforms recycled waste materials into meaningful products. The resulting tile collections not only contribute to a circular economy and our goal of zero waste to landfill but also provide proof that our best truly can be better for our planet, our communities, and the lives we touch.

Recognizing 2022 World Environment Day through Kohler Associate Action

This World Environment Day, we are celebrating our associates who are driving key environmental sustainability initiatives both here at Kohler and as part of their personal passions in their own communities.

Abstra™ Collection Finalist for Fast Company Award

A tangible result of believing in better, the Abstra Collection by KOHLER WasteLAB® has been named a World Changing Idea finalist in the Art & Design category by Fast Company.

Abstra Collection: Investing in a Better Planet

KOHLER WasteLAB® introduces Abstra™, a new tile collection crafted from more than 99.5% recycled materials; an investment in the circular economy and a delight for designers and artists alike. 

Kohler Sustainability's Rising Star

Industry-recognized sustainability leader Ashley Fahey is changing the way we make and design products.

Harnessing the power of the sun.

Solar panels power Kohler around the world.

Our Progress Toward Better: Kohler's 2022 Believing in Better® Report

In our journey to better, we use Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria as a framework to transparently report against our goals and progress while ensuring the actions we take are embedded in our business strategy and operations.

Explore sustainability at Kohler.

Our sustainability strategy, properly conceived and executed, should not be about compromise or massive tradeoffs. We believe it should be a win for the consumer, the associate, the environment and the company. — David Kohler, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Kohler Co.